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NOVAC Sponsored Projects

NOVAC sponsors film and video projects in any format, who are seeking to raise funding, resources and audience awareness.  We provide fiscal sponsorship, grantwriting and development support and access to NOVAC resources for our sponsored projects.  Our current projects include:

Battlefield: Home, a documentary by Anita Holsapple

Battlefield: Home is a feature-length documentary about the issues that impact our veterans and families when the call to duty ends.  As our country learns the cost of war through IEDs, TBIs, and PTSD, the story of the individual's struggle can often become lost in a world of acronyms.  Battlefield:Home introduces us to real veterans and their real struggles.

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Battlefield:Home website

Uniquely Clarence, a documentary by Gene Fredericks

Clarence John Laughlin is the most accomplished New Orleans photographer you've never heard of.  Lauded by many as the father of Surrealist photography, Laughlin's layered, symbolic and evocative images use Louisiana as a starting point for soulful exploration.  But this talented photographer, rare books collector and Quarter denizen may have been his own worst enemy. This experimental documentary seeks to uncover the depth of imagery and irascibility that made Laughlin Uniquely Clarence.

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Uniquely Clarence website

Forgotten Bayou, a documentary by Victoria Greene & Benjamin Tomson

Forgotten Bayou is a feature-length documentary about a small Cajun community in South Louisiana, living on the edge of the Bayou Corne sinkhole. This film explains the on-going disaster and how it has so deeply affected the homeowners as they struggle to cope and move on with their lives. Of the original three hundred fifty residents, only twenty-five currently live in the community. It’s been nineteen months, and counting since the sinkhole appeared on August 3, 2012. Yet, the mandatory evacuation remains in effect, the gasses are still bubbling in the bayous and thesinkhole continues to grow.

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Check out the Forgotten Bayou web site! 

The Goodnight Show, a live and web variety show by John Calhoun

THE GOODNIGHT SHOW is New Orleans' very own LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW helmed by the friendly and charismatic JOHN CALHOUN.
 
• Jimmy Fallon meets Prairie Home Companion •
• Conan O'Brien meets Austin City Limits •
• Dick Cavett meets Pee Wee's Playhouse •

Along with his announcer - BENJAMIN ARTHUR ELLIS, house band - STEVE WALKUP & THE GOODNIGHT SHOW ORCHESTRA, and team of misfits - THE GOODNIGHT SHOW PLAYERS, JOHN CALHOUN leads us happily into the heart of NEW ORLEANS culture.

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Rodents of Unusual Size, a documentary by Christopher Metzler

A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.   The fragile wetlands of Louisiana are under relentless attack by legions of 20 pound semi-aquatic invasive rodents known as the nutria, which have greatly accelerated coastal erosion and made the bayou much more vulnerable to hurricanes. Keeping the giant swamp rats at bay are a group of colorful and off-beat residents, who are in the midst of defending their land, culture, and way-of-life. RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE tells the story of how invasive species, environmental issues, and a unique group of people are colliding at the edge of the world in an attempt to restore and protect coastal Louisiana before it disappears.
 
 
 

Least Favorite Love Songs, a web series by Helen Krieger

Molly Mueller is smart, sarcastic, and a bit of a stoner - all qualities that get in the way of her romantic relationships, but when she gets a job writing about New Orleans’ amorous underbelly, she starts to realize she’s just as bad as any of the men she’s dated. HBO's Girls meets the BBC's Peep Show in this comedy series about the things that make us tick.

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